Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS)
Bottling serie
Rhubarb and custard
Stated Age
10 years old
Refill Port Pipe
Number of bottles
59.5 % Vol.
700 ml 750 ml
Added on
17 Nov 2011 1:54 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 70.70

2 × in wishlist

16 × member ratings

19 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glengoyne 2001 SMWS 123.6

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.79 points

  1. FernetBranco scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85

  2. ARDBERG did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    SMWS note:

    Rhubarb and custard

    Cask No 123.6

    Creamy vanilla custard/crème brulée on the nose to start with, with the brulée bit increasing to crystalline sugar in espresso coffee and then the custard being joined by raspberry, plum and rhubarb crumble. Behind all this is a light winey note. At unreduced strength, the taste is sweet and tan- nic – Assam tea leaves and red fruits (plums?) with some tobacco in the aftertaste. Water suggests European oak: gunpowder, scorched fruitcake, over-caramelised buttery sugar. Now it has an oily texture; sweet then tannic, spicy and acceptably bitter (burnt sugar again). The distillery, on Loch Lomondside, has enjoyed a considerable revival since being acquired by Ian Macleod & Co.

    Drinking tip:    With rhubarb crumble

    Colour: Pale amber with pink lights

  3. Magnus Hillman scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    I really like the performance of this one. Doesn't need time to understand it.

    (Rating interval 86-88)
    • Nose
      Fresh plums, baked apples, hint of cinnamon, goose berries, creme brûlée and vanilla crackers.
    • Taste
      The arrival is strong and powerful with complex fruits. Great texture, wow! It develops toward burnt sugar, brittle, baked apples and rhubarb together with some soft aromatic pink pepper.
    • Finish
      The finish is rather long with black pepper, vanilla essence, some sour unripe fruits and/or berries (plums and cherries maybe), going down quite dry on the sides of the tongue.

  4. AlecM scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Nose: berries, rhubarb, biscuit.

    Taste: berries and rhubarb again but also wine.

    Finish: long and sweet.

    Bit one dimensional but very enjoyable.


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